Lake Superior Provincial Park 2019

Lake Superior Provincial Park 2019


[Music] Hello everyone my name is Steven I’m going to tell you a story about how I hiked the Lake Superior Coastal Trail in the summer of 2019 [Music] I was accompanied by my girlfriend’s father Jon and his dog Aramis [Music] Lake Superior Provincial Park is located about an hour and a half north of Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Canada [Music] We started our hike on June 23rd and finished on the 30th In these 8 days and 7 nights we hiked the entirety of the coastal trail north end to Devil’s chair and Chalfant Cove, the Orphan Lake Trail, Sand River Trail, the Towab trail including four kilometers of Freighter Road, both ways and the Awasee Trail [Music] in total we hiked over one hundred and thirty kilometers that week. [Music] Being locals we got a ride up with family but if you’re looking for a shuttle [Music] Naturally Superior Adventures and the Twilight Resort both offer shuttle service to and from the park. [Music] July and August are always the warmest months to hike the trail receiving temperatures between 11 and 24 degrees Celsius It typically rains about nine days of the month amounting to about 105 millimeters on our journey it rained the first two days This coincided with the steepest climb and the most exposed rocky shoreline [Music] [Music] [Music] given that we started our hike shortly after the solstice once it was done raining we treated to nearly 16 hours a day of sunshine [Music] given that we had the dog with us we didn’t see too much for large animals but one could expect to see black bear white-tailed deer and moose there were signs of moose all over Chalfant Cove in their hoof prints and scat [Music] the most difficult part of hiking this trail was all different sizes of stone beach from two inches which would just move under your feet to six to eight-inch coble like this two boulders the size automobiles where you have to scramble from one to the other [Music] the surface water temperature for Lake Superior in August and September maxes out at about 15 degrees Celsius given that we were hiking in June it was only about five degrees despite the chilly temperatures we swam every day the Sun was shining [Music] [Music] I don’t recall anywhere we were forced to get our feet wet each water crossing either had a footbridge or he were brought back out to the highway to cross on the road [Music] in Northern Ontario there are four main bighting pests, mosquitoes active May thru September black-flies May through June dear flies and horse-flies May thru July even though our hike was in June a constant breeze off of the lake he kept the bugs at bay the only area we were attacked by mosquitos was the first three kilometers of the Towab trail [Music] on the Orphan Lake Trail you’re afforded beautiful views of Orphan Lake as well as over Lake Superior [Music] cold fresh water is an abundance if it’s not pouring out of the bush it’s right beside you as Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world for this reason I never carried more than a half a liter of water [Music] [Music] [Music] Back country campsites are abundant and don’t see a lot of traffic even though they don’t need to be booked in advance finding a place to camp was never a difficult task [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] Agawa rock is one of the most famous pictograph sites in Canada the paintings here are said to date back to the 17th and 18th centuries [Music] there are so many beautiful places in Lake Superior Provincial Park but some of my favorites are Warp Bay, Beatty Cove Robertson Cove Bathtub Island and Agawa Falls … Coming up. at the end of the 12 kilometer long Towab Trail you find Agawa Falls standing at 25 meters tall [Music] [Music] I sincerely hope that you’ve enjoyed this little glimpse of Lake Superior Provincial Park [Music] [Music] please like and subscribe and in the comments let me know have you enjoyed this park? what did you think? I am planning to hike the Pacific Crest Trail in the summer of 2020 so please join in the fun [Music]

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